[torqueusers] Why does torque require pbs_mom/pbs_server be run as root?

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Thu Jul 15 22:40:53 MDT 2010


On Jul 15, 2010, at 9:21 PM, Christopher Samuel wrote:
> 
> The trick will be getting this working without breaking
> the current behaviour where it needs to be able to change
> user to the people it is forking jobs as.

I think that's the easy part... just don't setuid() and setgid().

The hard part is client authentication. We entirely depend on pbs_iff being setuid root.


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